Community Based Services

Meeting the community’s needs in changing times

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Five Acres Community Based Division understands the importance of providing mental health and behavioral health services to children, youth and families. Children may experience violence, bullying or other traumatic events that impact their well-being. Five Acres helps strengthen children and their families by providing comprehensive psychological support services in the home, school, community or office setting. If your child or family is need of our support, call us today at (626) 993-3109.

Mental Health Services

Five Acres offers individual therapy, family therapy and parent/caregiver support. We also offer medication assessment and management, psychological testing, case management and rehabilitation services.

Medication Assessment/Management
Our medication assessment and management is conducted by board certified psychiatrists who understand the unique needs of children and adolescents. These services are available at Five Acres’ Altadena, Pasadena and West Covina locations.

Psychological Testing
When needed, Five Acres provides licensed psychologists to assess your child’s diagnosis and cognitive functioning. We work closely with your child’s treatment team to ensure the most effective care.

Case Management and Rehab Support
Five Acres’ therapists and rehab team work together to help get your family back on track. In addition to case management, we connect you with support services including after-school programs, food banks, clothing, financial assistance, housing, transportation, parenting classes, therapy linkage for adults, emergency assistance, childcare and more.

For more information on Five Acres Community Based Services, please contact Yesenia Valles: yvalles@5acres.org | (626) 993-3109 | 626-585-1664 – fax. To refer a client for mental health counseling, please complete and submit this Counseling Referral Form to Yesenia Valles.

Therapeutic Behavioral Services

Five Acres’ Therapeutic Behavioral Services (TBS) is an intensive individualized, one-on-one, short-term intervention that works in conjunction with mental health treatment for youth up to age 21 who experience serious emotional/behavioral challenges. TBS helps youth learn new ways of reducing and managing challenges and enables their future success at home, school and in the community.

For more information on Five Acres Therapeutic Behavioral Services, please contact Laura Cervantes: lcervantes@5acres.org | (626) 993-3139 | Fax: (626) 398-8590. To refer a client for TBS, please complete and submit this TBS Referral Form to Laura Cervantes.

Our Practices

Recovery, Resilience, Reintegration (RRR)
With RRR, intervention is focused on children ages 0–15 and youth 16–24 who are experiencing serious school failure, traumatic events, co-occurring medical, substance abuse or developmental disability or who are at risk of juvenile justice/DCFS involvement. This moderately intensive program focuses on providing children and their family with the necessary skills to reduce any risk factors so that children can thrive.

Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
This therapy is focused on children ages 3–18 who have experienced or witnessed a traumatic event. Throughout the course of treatment, the child and family are provided with education, relaxation skills, coping skills and the opportunity to process the traumatic event in a safe and supportive setting.

Managing and Adapting Practices (MAP)
Designed for children and young adults ages 3–20 years who are experiencing depression, anxiety, trauma or disruptive behaviors, MAP is is a research-based approach that hones in on the best treatment tools for your child and family.